Information Technology in Emergency Management (3 Credits, EMAN 620)
An overview of the role of information in crisis and response management. Discussion covers disaster and crisis information requirements; information technologies and decision support tools applied to crisis, disaster, and emergency management; and information problems encountered during emergencies. Tools used include the global positioning system (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS), computer hardware, and hazard and emergency management–related software packages, as well as decision analysis methods. Assignments include practical case studies.